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Vitamin D can prevent severe COVID-19 in Latin America too – review Feb 1, 2021

Potential immunomodulatory effects of vitamin D in the prevention of severe coronavirus disease 2019: An ally for Latin America (Review)

International Journal of Molecular Medicine ·Feb 1, 2021 https://doi.org/10.3892/ijmm.2021.4865
Francisco Javier Turrubiates-Hernández Gabriela Athziri Sánchez-Zuno Guillermo González-Estevez Jorge Hernández-Bello Gabriela Macedo-Ojeda José Francisco Muñoz-Valle


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Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency

Note: UK Biobank (Haste) which used decade-old data should be ignored

Currently, the world is under a pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This disease is characterized by a respiratory syndrome that can progress to an acute respiratory distress syndrome. To date, limited effective therapies are available for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19; therefore, it is necessary to propose novel treatment options with immunomodulatory effects. Vitamin D serves functions in bone health and has been recently reported to exert protective effects against respiratory infections. Observational studies have demonstrated an association between vitamin D deficiency and a poor prognosis of COVID-19; this is alarming as vitamin D deficiency is a global health problem. In Latin America, the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is unknown, and currently, this region is in the top 10 according to the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Supplementation with vitamin D may be a useful adjunctive treatment for the prevention of COVID-19 complications. The present review provides an overview of the current knowledge of the potential immunomodulatory effects of vitamin D in the prevention of COVID-19 and sets out vitamin D recommendations for the Latin American population.

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